A farm stay has been on my family bucket list since my eldest son made his arrival back in 2014.
There was something about welcoming a baby into the world that made me crave fresh air, farm-picked produce and some time spent immersed in nature.
Three children and nearly six years later, and the closest we’ve actually come to a farm has been the baby chicken section at Taronga Zoo.
Perhaps it’s the logistics involved in going anywhere with multiple children, or maybe it’s my secret fears of real farm life that have prevented us from taking the plunge.
But now, it’s time to book. Because I’ve just discovered the type of getaway that will make all my luxurious, culinary farm stay dreams come true – Dairy Flat Lodge and Farm.
This immersive, experiential retreat comes to us from the team behind the renowned Lake House Daylesford, the Wolf-Tasker family, who have long been innovators in regional Australian hospitality and tourism.
The 38-acre regenerative Dairy Flat Lodge and Farm is set amid rolling hills in the hamlet of Musk, seven kilometres from Daylesford, and features an extensive and productive kitchen garden, a vineyard, established olive grove and an orchard of 350 heritage fruit trees. The European-style Lodge, complete with a cellar has been exquisitely decorated with custom-made furniture and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 14 guests (or one huge family). In other words? Pure heaven.